Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Hands That....

It has been a month with little photography yet many photographs. Publishing took priority over shooting as the series of books Visionary World will launch this year required me to look through thousands and thousands of images.
As a photographer my heart beats fastest from behind a camera. Seeing an image in the making through the viewfinder while knowing it’s your finger that controls the moment of exposure.
For 1/125th of a second you are God, sometimes for 1/30th even, without support. Using a tripod somehow diminishes the ”let there be light” experience.

…. Feed Me.

The necessity of physical nourishment has led me onto the publishing path years ago. As a photographer I would do all the groundwork, from concept all the way through till the final image. Why not take the last step as well and publish? Taking this path then continues to make all the difference today.
Now Visionary World is embarking on an even more ambitious journey. A series of books with an emphasis on Asia is in the making. One of the themes we focus on is hands. I am not going to give away much now but these will be some very beautiful books!

….Fed Me.

My mother just celebrated her 80th birthday, more than enough reason for me to make a quick trip to Holland, visiting Mum and Dad for a few days. For me it will be back to Asia tomorrow.

Not Here Anymore, Not Quite There Yet

© Hans Kemp, 2008